Southern Seed Legacy Program

seeds going into storage The Laboratory of Environmental Anthropology at University of North Texas is the proud home of the Southern Seed Legacy Program. Directed by assistant professor of Anthropology, James Veteto, the program is conserving and promoting over 700 varieties of time honored and heirloom seeds native to our southern region. There is hope that the program will inspire a new generation of farmers to take interest in growing local food and preserve these heirloom varieties of plants and vegetables. Veteto hopes to create a green space area on campus that features a garden of plants from the Southern Seed Legacy, and to host a seed swap in Spring of 2012. Southern Seed Legacy is looking to extend their membership network and recruit more growers and seed collectors in the coming year. Interested in growing your own produce? You might be a perfect candidate for membership, check out their website for more information on the project.

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